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Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by chase012798, Oct 24, 2013.
What would you recommend for a good trap gun?
A long barreled semi that you are comfortable with.
Browning A5 in 12ga. It kicks softly because of the long recoil system, but is easy to clean after shooting hundreds of clays, no gas channel.
It all depends on how much you want to spend. I shoot trap every weekend. Here is what I recomend on the low end.
1] Browning BT-99 Used $900/1200 New $1300/1600
2] Remington 1100 Trap model Used $500 New $1300
3] Remington 870 Wingmaster. Used $400 New $700
On the high end you can go well over $25k.
Do you plan on shooting doubles or standard Trap?
how good are you?
Do you intend to compete?
Buds gun shop has the Remington Model 1100 Classic Trap for $992.
I have a Remington 1100 Trap model, fixed full choke. I like it so much, im thinking of getting another barrel for it with some screw in chokes so I can use it for other games and not just trap.
The BT-99 is the most favored Trap Gun among most competitors. Trap Shooting Leagues are having a problem. The cost of shells and targets is getting beyond many peoples budgets.
Lots of people that can still afford to shoot trap are shooting sporting clays. The shooting club I belong to charges visitors $100 for 100 sporting clays. Even at that price we have people coming out of the woodwork to shoot sporting clays. Another club has a 50 clay course. They charge $60 for 50 sporting clays. We throw in a cart if you want/need a golf cart. They charge a rental fee for the golf cart.
At that price they should include the ammo too...heck, I organize two 100 round Sporting Clays events a year and for $125 you get the targets, cart, and ammo - and there is still profit!
I guess it depends on where you live.
To OP, a dedicated trap gun (barrel can be 30" even longer) may not be the best for skeet. If you do both and more down the road, might consider an all purpose sporting shotgun. Natural pointing and balance are probably two most defining features. Test before you pay.
You need a $100,000 tractor to create the course and maintain it. It's not like you can buy a mini kubota and get the job done. We are constantly hauling #2 gravel to control erosion. I have no idea of how much 10 ga underground wire had to be buried to wire up everything. I know it knocks a dent in out budget each time we add a shooting station.
We build bridges out of crossties, 4x6 and rough cut 2" planking. They are not cheap to build or maintain.
The club is managed and the course was designed by a champion sporting clay shooter, Larry Corbett.
If you have the land paid for and another $500k to build the course you are free buy shells and let people shoot for a price you feel is fair. You can buy 100 winchester universal shells for $27 at Walmart. Our course is the same price as your twice a year event.
Understand your point, sounds like a pretty nice facility. This club is pretty barebones, it's nice, but not real fancy.
My club is trap 100 rounds $18. Same for sporting clays. This is for members. There are a lot of clubs that are very expensive around here also.
The price I quoted was for visitors, not guests or members. $100 is the price people pay that just drive up out of the blue. The fees for members are complicated and not applicable to this thread.
That makes sense. My club is members only.